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>>> coming up, an american muslim leader on demands for the u.n. to restrict free speech. also a report on unarmed paid civilian peacekeepers. they seem to be successful, but -- >> you have to remain humble, and this is not a tool that fits every situation and that will rid the world of war. >> plus, how jews experience the joyous holiday of sikut all next week. >>> major funding is provided by the lilian endowment, an indianapolis-based family foundation dedicated to religion, community development and education. additional funding also provided by mutual of america. designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that's why we're you're your retirement company. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernathy. good to have you with us. aas p as protests continued debates were front and center at the opening session of the united nations general assembly in new york. in a strong speech, president obama again condemned the video as an insult to muslims and all americans, but america rejects it. >> given the power and faith and passion that it can inflame, the strongest weapon is
nations and it exposes as a haven for chaos. it refuses to define or even fight terrorism. >> u.n. member states have not been able to agree on definition of terrorism. >> definition of terrorism is very difficult thing. >> my own view quite frankly, terrorism is like pornography, you know what you see it. >> we have a defending right here. >> you can take it to them and show the general assembly. >> i'm sure they know the webster defending and it appears in other dictionaries. >> problem is defending that can be agreed to by everyone. >> webster's can do it. >> i don't know, if that is webster's. >>> joining me is the creator of you and me. i enjoyed the film but it was disturbing. you got the united nations that can't even define terrorism. our president goes to the u.n. and doesn't mention it but we got a dead ambassador to show for is be a undefineable cause. >> i tried to spoon feed it to the guy with dictionary. >> what was it that motivated to take on the united nations? >> it's interesting. there was a moment. i was sitting at home. i was watching a michael moore movie. i can't te
by name in their speeches to the u.n. general assembly. even so, both countries were clearly calling for support as they resist the spreading influence of asia's rising power. philippine secretary of foreign affairs albert dell rosario usualed countries involved to quickly agree on a legally binding code of conduct to ease tensions. >> to address this challenge and to arrive at a durable resolution, we must rely on the rule of law and not the force of arms. we must rely on the body of rules that state the dispute must be resolved peacefully. >> vietnam's deputy minister of foreign affairs resisted china's demands that the disputes be resolved through bilateral negotiations. he called on asean countries to work together. >> we should recognize the increasingly important role of negotiations. asean continues to play a central role in the regional architecture and promotes peace, stability, and security in the region including the south china sea. >> an important asean meeting in july broke up without a joint communique. the group failed to agree on how some member nations should resolv
% of respondents believed obama won, 40% said romney did. the united nations peacekeeping chief says the u.n. is making plans to send peacekeepers to syria. the blue helmets would only move in if the government and opposition force as greed s agr cease-fire. he said first u.n. leaders are focused on establishing a truce. the u.n. arab league envoy to syria met with bashar al-assad. assad put several conditions on a cease-fire. >> this peacekeeping is a partnership, global partnership between the security council, member states and secretariat. collective low we have to continue focussing on the meeting the demands of needs. >> he said it is still too early to tell how many peacekeepers might be deployed. the u.n. sent about 400 unarmed observers and monitors to syria in april. they were forced to leave in august due to safety concerns. >>> fighting has spilled into lebon. roll iters ne -- lebanon. reuters reports seven people were killed. those who back the opposition, ran into lebanese government troupes in beirut. in the northern scity of tripol. the assassination last week of a syrian off
? >> the annual u.n. media where rogue nations are calling for a new world order. obama snub key allies and skipped meetings with world leaders so he could be on tv. >> we brought cloth napkins as well. i want to be eye candy here. >> eric: new ad calls out obama for gabbing with the gals of "the view" instead of the intel people. dana is on deck next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> dana: new ad by the super pac american crossroad look at obama's foreign affairs and preoccupation being on popular television shows. >> what did president obama do the same day of a terror attack on american citizens? he campaigned in las vegas. then at the annual u.n. meeting where rogue nations are calling for a new world order, obama snubbed key allies and skipped meetings with world leaders so he could be on tv. >> we have cloth napkins as well. i'm just supposed to be eye candy here. >> president obama needs to learn, being president isn't just about being on tv. and protecting your job. it's about leadership. >> dana: here is what the senior white house advisor david plouffe says about how he has handled
to satisfy anyone, even if it means telling our allies or to the american president or the e.u. or to the u.n., we do not agree with you. and i will give you two examples. we are all, and i'm going to build on issue of -- [inaudible] the for iran let's think about iraq. in the early '80s prime minister menachem begin decided to attack the nuclear reactor in iraq. it wasn't popular here in the us but we did and we were condemned by the u.s., by the state department that we were condemned by the u.n., but years later people appreciated that the great decision that prime minister menachem begin took in 1981 was for the benefit of the american peoples. because when you, the american army invade iraq, you are able to go into iraq without the risk of iraqis nuclear. and let's go back to 1973, the yom kippur war. i'm sure some jewish people in the audience, and for us the jewish people yom kippur, holiest day of the year when we go and pray. 1973 during the yom kippur war, that's something they found that even though i thought i know everything before applicable, but doing the research i learned mys
sure you don't vote four times. the u.n. is going to fan out across the united states in different polling places to make sure there is no cheating, there is no subterfuge, none of that stuff. and you say. >> here is the unspoken mandate for the u.n., they are going to make sure jews don't vote. that's what the u.n. is going to do. listen, there are wolfs in hen houses who are blushing about this. why don't we just give michael moore the keys to the walk-in freezer while we're at it. i hope when they are out there keeping their eye on the evil g.o.p. trying to manipulate the vote, if they happen to trip across a black panther wielding a pipe wrench, they will do more than holder did about that. >> bill: in philadelphia particularly there might be a little -- see, what i think might happen is that the panthers in philadelphia with the iron jacks may beat up the u.n. guy. see, that might happen because the u.n. guy hanging around, what are you doing here you honky or whatever they do, you know and then bang. >> the u.n.? are you kidding me? as i often said, a bunch of lookalikes tryi
voters. then tragedy mars the first u.n. international day of the girl child. behind the headlines, wage theft, a little known problem that costs mainly women workers millions of dollars. hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, pushing for women. will a more moderate mitt appeal to women voters? that is what the gop presidential hopeful is counting on as he moves more towards the middle on women's rights. romney generated buzz this week over remarks he made about abortion, saying access to abortion is not on his legislative agenda. regardless, he added he would defund planned parenthood and prevent use of federal funds for abortions. he continues to call himself a "pro-life candidate." meanwhile, romney shows growing support among women in the latest polls, following his strong debate performance, almost closing the gender gap. so congresswoman norton, will a more moderate mitt appeal to women voters? >> bonnie, not unless women develop political amnesia and forget the mitt of the tea party republic
. >> reporter: the u.n. sponsored meeting wrapped up on friday. the 11th conference of the parties to the u.n. convention on biological diversity is otherwise known as cop 11. delegates agreed to set aside 17% of the world's land area for protection. many challenges remain but conservation vere atioation eff progress. >> in india's northeast state one of the many rare species that call this place their home. the mountains of sikkim are not only a beautiful landscape, they are a natural habitat. when it rains, the slopes are prone to landslides. much vegetation is lost due to landslides and human activities like collecting grass and wood to feed animals or to burn for fuel. the forests are degraded, ecosystems and inhabitants destroyed. a project to conserve started two years ago. japan offered more than $60 million assistance. this man crisscrosses the area on foot researching distribution. there are very few specialists. >> looking into different areas in different parts of the country. we get to learn many things from him. >> it is also important that the next generation, the youngsters, th
again later on in the program. >>> u.n. and arab league envoy says the ceasefire has collapsed. syria's government and opposition forces had agreed to stop during the muslim holiday which started last friday. but the fighting has continued leaving many people dead. he is visiting russia to seek support for the u.n. peace mission in russia. he says he's deeply disappointed but will not be deterred. >> it will not discourage us because syria is very important. because the people of syria deserve our support and interest. >> russian foreign minister says he supported a u.n. plan to sen. the previous team left the country in august after a ceasefire at that time also failed. >>> relatives of chinese prem r premier. the new york times showed wen's accrued is $2.7 billion. a lawyer for the relatives issued a statement rejecting the accusations. they say they have not conducted any illegal situations. chinese relatives rarely dispute allegations reported by foreign media. the claims were fabricated abroad, it was said. >> translator: some members of the international community are trying to
parenthood himself. >> the suggestion that anybody on my team, with your secretary of state, our u.n. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we have lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> evan, how did the president handle that one? >> he won that round. he stood up to romney and seemed strong. the facts remain murky here, but there is no question that was a good moment for obama. >> charles? >> it was, because romney did not answer it. but unfortunately for obama, romney gets one more shot at this because there is a debate on monday. that to me was the biggest gaffe of the year with the president said he is on the record in front of 70 million people that he is offended by the implication that anybody on his team had misled the nation on what happened. this is after his u.n. ambassador goes on five shows -- not one, five shows -- and spins a tale about demonstrations spontaneous about a video that becomes violence. there was no demonstration, there was nobody outside, there was no riot. this was a deliberate cover attack. it was not only members
, whether the secretary of state, ou u.n. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we lo four of our own governor, is offensive. >> evan, how did the president hdle that one? >> he won that round. he stood up to romney and seemed strong. the facts remain murky here, but there is no question that that waa good moment for obama. >> charles? >> it was, because romney did not answer it,ut unfortunately for obama, roromneyets another chance because there is another debate on monday. that was the biggest gaffe of the year that the president said. he is on the record in front of 70 million people saying that he is offended by the implication that anye on his team misled the nation about what happened. this is after his u.n. ambaador goeses on five shows -- not one, five shows -- and spins a tale of a demonsttion that a spontaneous, a video that it becomes viable. there was no right this was a deliberate terror attack -- there was no riot, this was a deliberate terror attack. it is not only members of th team who misled the nation. it was obama hielf. he took credit for cal
in a while, silence. the u.n. and arab league envoy proposed a government and opposition fighters lay down their arms during the islamic festival. still waiting for the government to confirm the truce. brahimi hopes to build on the hostilities from friday to monday. he said would he like to organize a longer and stronger cease-fire. but the two sides are still fighting in battles across the country. syrian government leaders have agreed in principle to the truce. but they have yet to confirm their decision. opposition commanders harbor their own suspicions. they suspect government forces would use a pause in fighting to rebuild their strengths. >>> u.n. officials say they may send peacekeepers into syria if government and opposition forces respect the truce. the united nations has welcomed brahimi's initiative. the security council calls it a first step towards a sustainable end to all violence. the council held a closed-door video conference with brahimi. he reported the latest developments to council members. security council president rosenthal read out a statement urging all parties to
. as anybody's commute involving even a passing thought of the east side of manhattan knows the u.n. general assembly is in town. i got to confess, i love it. because the u.n. is where you get to see countries go insane. whether it's khrushchev attack inindividualable table gnomes with his fist or qaddafi dressed like tyne daly throwing the charter around or hugo chavez complaining about the room's air quality. >> today the devil came here, right here. >> right here. and it smells of sulfur still today. >> jon: smells of sulfur pretty bold move of then president bush specifically since the charter specifically says that he who smellt it-- (laughter) shall be considered to have dealt it. anyway, given that history, the current state of the world, everyone was expecting some high drama during this week's session. >> and now to that showdown over iran. >> all eyes are on the united nation. >> fiery rhetoric from the iranian president. >> next up of course the showdown over iran. we'll see it all play out at the united nations. >> jon: it's on, world war iii, president obama opened so he had a c
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has happened in the last few weeks, they sent the u.n. ambassador out to say this was because of a protest and a youtube video. it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. he went to the u.n. and in his speech at the u.n., he said six times, he talked about the urk tube video. look, if we are hit by terrorist, we are going to call it for what it is -- a terrorist attack. our ambassador in paris, has a marine detachment guarding him. shouldn't we have a marine detachment guarding our ambassador in benghazi,a i place where we knew there was an al qaeda cell with arms? this is becoming more troubling by the day. they first blamed the youtube video, now they are trying to blame the romney/ryan ticket for making this an issue. with respect to iraq, we have the same position before the withdrawal, which was, we agreed with the obama administration, let's have a status of forces agreement it make sure we secure our gains. the vice-president was put in charge of those negotiations by president obama and they failed to get the agreement. we don't ha
. >> the suggestion that anybody on my team whether secretary of state or u.n. ambassador anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor is offensive. >> reporter: the mother of sean smith, also killed in the attack added fuel to the fire when she told cnn's anderson cooper that she does not trust what little the administration is telling her. >> i look at tv and see bloody handprints on walls thinking my god, is this my son's? i don't know if he was shot. i don't know -- i don't know. they haven't told me anything. they're still studying it. and the things that they are telling me are just outright lies. >> i don't think it's productive to lay blame on people. >> mary commanday doesn't want to talk about the politics surrounding her son's death. the family held a memorial service in san francisco this week to remember ambassador stevens, even though they don't yet fully understand exactly how he died. >> my big brother, my best friend, i'll see you next time. >> reporter: are you getting any sort of update or communication fro
rock the obama white house. >> it's time to change course in the middle east. >> plus, former u.n. embassy john bolten breaks down mitt romney's doctrine versus the anointed one. >> hope is not a strategy. >> sean: governor mitt romney's impressive performance last week will go down as the most decisive victory in history and americans must agree, because according to a brand-new gallup poll by a record-breaking 52-point margin, 72% of voters think romney did a much better job than president barack obama. anointed one stumbling and bumbling in denver is costing him in the polls, nationally and in battleground states. the latest gallup survey, the governor is now tied with the president among registered voters, a five-point swing in romney's favor in the days immediately following the debate. by the way, it's a seven-day rolling average, and three more days after the debate have yet to be counted. according to the newly-released pew research center poll, romney leads among likely voters -- get this -- 49% to 45%. according to the brand-new george washington politico poll, voter ent
the author of here comes the back helicopters the u.n. global governments and the loss of your freedom former clinton advisor dick morris. how are you mr. morris. >> i'm doing great and you read these polls and they are very good for your health. >> sean: we'll get into all these different swing states, michigan, pennsylvania, minnesota? >> a lot the other states. nevada, iowa -- >> the traditional swing states. >> right. >> my case here, remember how i was on your show in 2010, and about three weeks before election day, said raise your sights, go after the seats you that didn't think you could win. you've already won the seats that you thought you could win. and the republican party did that, and instead of 40 they got over 60? now it's time for the republican party to not just focus on florida, ohio, virginia, nevada, but instead go to the next tier of statements. pennsylvania, wisconsin, michigan, minnesota, and maybe even new jersey. >> if i'm the romney campaign, i'm acting like i have a touchdown to go, in the fourth quarter, and they can't make mistakes. and we've seen momentum shifts
nations think the corporate america is the big threat. there is an explosive new report from the u.n. human rights council that accuses american business icons of human rights violations. among the targets are >>shepard: and caterpillar and it urges a boycott all of the companies and there are a lot of thing they do wrong but one big things is they all do business in and with israel. that has human watcher outright not surprised. what is this about? >>guest: this is the work of one of the resident antisemites of the united nations. there are a great many but this is american, and his name is richard falk and doing this if years. he came up with a report he friended to the john general assembly. he is with the human rights council and specializes in a attacking israel and leveraging your tax dollars for his antisemetic agenda. >>neil: under the umbrella this is not antisemetism but it comes back do that. >>guest: actually, this is someone who takes such a single minded approach to anyway to slam israel with a 60 year appointment that not expire until 2014. >>neil: who else is on the c
fifty years ago, he won and the u.n. won the 2001 noble peace prize. the occasion for his visit here to washington and the brookings today is the publication of his book, which 'm hppy to say is on sale for any of you interested in picking up a cop after the program. the title of the book is " interventions; a life and war and peace." i'm going to make a couple of comments on the title, and that let kofi tell you about the contents of the book. "intervention" is a piece of diplomatic jargon for the right that officials and ambassadors have to speak up when they have a mind to do so in the course of formal meetings. it's something of a pun, because it refers to kofi's conviction that the united nations is, i'm here quoting from the book, an agent of intervention and every sphere of human activity including, of course, when the international community intervenes to stop carnage and may ham around the world and especially when exercising international's community responsibility to protect, a concept that kofi articulated and championed. now finally, there's the subtitle of the book, whi
to the administration? >>> and later, former u.n. ambassador john bolton compares the new dedetails this weekend to what we already know. >>> and up next right after this break, we are now learning that a spy drone may have had a camera on this siege for at least four hours. keep in mind two of the four americans who were killed were killed in the final hours of the siege. so could the u.s. military have done something the intervene, and if so, why didn't we? and how does the cia keep the white house informed in these situations? general jack keane has leved this, and he gives us an experienced, knowledgeable view next. >>> and a report this weekend raises new questions about possible illegal donations coming in from overseas and going to the campaign web site for the president's re-election team. we've got an investigation. >>> and a new report suggests that lance armstrong's fall from grace could have come a lot sooner were it not for a pattern of what they call bullying, intimidation and outright threats. >> i get asked a lot, people say, man, how you doing? and i say, and i say this every time and i
for eight years before assuming his current post in 2009. he is in new york for the u.n. general assembly, nato has significantly redefined its mission since its founding in 1949. it's primarily-- last year it enforce add no-fly zone in libya and the campaign that overthrew moammar qaddafi. i'm pleased to have the secretary general at this table, welcome. tell me how you have defined the role for nato in the current environment, especially in the middle east. >> the core role is still to protect our citizens against any threat to their security we won the cold war. we protected our citizens against soviet communism, aggression. we won the cold war. the soviet broke down but after the end of the cold war we realized that we are faced we merging security challenges, terrorism, this is the reason why we are in afghanistan. that's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core
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